Nancy Jane Riddell Burpo
Nancy was born April 18, 1923, in Philadelphia, PA to Edith and Robert M. Riddell, Sr. and lost a long battle to cancer on Saturday, April 7, 2001 to take a walk with her God.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert M. Riddell, Jr. She is survived by her husband, of 56 years, George; son, Robert (Sharon), of Albuquerque, NM; grandson, Greg (Elena), of Albuquerque; and granddaughter, Jennifer, of Austin, TX.
Nancy was raised in Tucson and attended Tucson schools; Menlo Park, Roskruge, Mansfeld Jr. Hi and graduated from Tucson High School in 1941. She attended University of Arizona and was a member of Pi Beta Phi. During World War II, she was a medical secretary at Davis Monthan Air Base Hospital. On September 28, 1944 she was married to Specialist (A) 1st class, George Harvie Burpo of the U.S. Navy at Trinity Presbyterian Church. After the war, Nancy enjoyed being a professional baseball player’s wife. In 1946 Nancy and George returned to Tucson where their son, Robert was born. Nancy was a member of the Catalina Jr. Woman’s Club and Pi Beta Phi Alumni Club. While residing in Phoenix she was a member of Camelback Jr. Women’s Club and was active in Monte Vista PTA and Valley Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale. While residing in Albuquerque, NM, she was a volunteer at Presbyterian Hospital, a member of Minerva Club (mother’s club of SAE fraternity), a deaconess at Immanuel Presbyterian Church and an active member of the Assistance League of Albuquerque. After returning to Tucson, she was a tutor for the Latchkey Program at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and a volunteer teacher’s helper for 2nd and 3rd grade students at Wrightstown Elementary School, listening to the children read, and did some volunteer tutoring for the Tucson Adult Literacy Program. Nancy loved all sports, especially baseball, football and basketball at the University of Arizona, and with George, have been members of the Wildcat Club since 1978 and the Dugout Club for 10 years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at Desert Skies United Methodist Church, 3255 N. Houghton Rd., with Pastor Peter Vaught officiating. A Private Graveside Service was held at East Lawn Palms Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Desert Skies United Methodist Church or Ronald McDonald House. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY.
Jose A. Espinosa
78, of Tucson, Arizona passed away April 7, 2001. Survived by wife, Connie of 59 years; daughters, Cecilia (Ralph) Hernandez, Betty (Raymond) Patino, Mary Linda (Larry) Murguia, Barbara Gloria (Bob) Segovia and Doreen (Frank) Galaz; sons, Pedro (Mary), Alberto (Esther) and Alejandro (Veronica) Espinosa; sisters, Evelyn Cruz and Arlene (Joe) Perez; also survived by 30 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
Originally from Alamosa, Colorado, Jose worked on the family farm prior to moving to Morenci, Arizona where he worked at the mines. He then was drafted for World War II where he distinguished himself serving as as field artilleryman. Jose saw action at the Battle of the Bulge and during the Rhine river-crossing campaign. After his discharge from the army in 1945, he moved to Tucson where he lived until now. Jose worked at several occupations in Tucson including that of a truck driver for various lumber companies, and ended his career as a hardware salesman for Ronstadts Hardware. After his retirement he worked part-time for catholic charities and Johnny Gibson’s Antique Store.
Jose will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY (North Chapel), 204 S. Stone Ave., with rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered on Wednesday, April 11, 2001, 10:00 a.m. at St. Margaret’s Church, 801 N. Grande Ave. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery.
Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
CPL. Andrew R. Franco Jr.
25, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away while serving his country as a United States Marine on April 1, 2001.
Survived by mother, Dorothy Bundrant; father, Andrew O. (Pehom) Franco Sr.; brothers, Michael Park and Joshua Bundrant. Also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY (South Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave., with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered on Wednesday, April 11, 2001, 9:00 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery.
”True love doesn’t consist of holding hands it consists of holding hearts”
Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
Juanita G. Garcia
entered the world on June 12, 1934 and entered in to Eternal Peace on April 6, 2001 at the age of 66. She is survived by her husband, Salomon H. Garcia, of 46 years of marriage; son, Salomon (Deloris) Garcia; daughters, Sandra A. Garcia, Francine (Carlos) Bracamonte and Lucinda (Richard) Aragon; grandchildren, Yvette Garcia, Rene and Bryanna Pesqueira, Lorena and David Aragon, Amanda, Aneeza and Arryanna Bracamonte. Daughter of William L. Garcia and Artemisa P. Garcia; and sisters, Elda (Juan) Flores, Carol (Frank) Martinez and Grace (Frank) Campillo; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many loving and caring friends.
Visitation and Rosary will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 from 8:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY (South Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave. Holy mass will be offered on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery.
Juanita was a graduate of Tucson High School class of 1952. Along with her parents and sister, Juanita founded the well know family business La Suprema Mexican Foods, Inc. She worked part time while attending school and became the office manager until she retired in 1996.
Juanita was a pillar of strength and greatly respected in her community. She was a member of the League of Mexican American Woman (LMAW), a non-profit organization in 1979. Through the years she held numerous positions: President, Treasurer, Secretary, Delegate and was Chairperson of the annual ”Fiesta en Xochimilco” in 1986 and 1995. In joining the LMAW, she was able to help in the extensive scholarship program for students at all levels of the educational ladder. She was able to inspire many to pursue their educational dreams and meet their full potential goals.
We would like to thank the staff at Orthopedic Unit at TMC, Life Care Center and Tucson Heart Hospital for making her comfortable during her illness and final days.
She was a caring wife, mother, and nana who enjoyed participating in the activities of her grandchildren. Enormously loved by her family and many friends, she always had time for anyone who sought her counsel and guidance. She will be remembered, sadly missed and the void she has left will be filled through her legacy.
Donations can also be made to the Cathedral Maintenance Fund.
Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
GREGG, Friederike (Fritzi), died April 5, 2001. She was preceded in death by husband, Victor; and is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Lori and John Haygood; dear friend, Jim Reidy; granddog, Lady. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Tucson. Graveside services will be held on April 9, 2001, Monday, 2:00 p.m. at South Lawn Cemetery, 5401 S. Park. Arrangements by WOLFREY PEACE CHAPEL, 5225 E. Speedway, 881-0338.
GRINNELL, Denise Ruth, 38, of Oro Valley, AZ, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on April 6, 2001 at University Medical Center in Tucson.
She was a most loving wife and devoted mother. She is survived by her husband, Doug Grinnell; and five sons, David, Daniel, Adam, Aaron, and Benjamin.
She is also survived by her mother, Ruth Gimmi Doolittle; sister, Lisa Hall and Karen McClaran; and brother, David Gimmi, Jr., all of Greenville, SC. She is preceded in death by her son, Jonathan and her father, David Gimmi.
Friends may call on Monday, April 9, 2001 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, 8090 N. Northern Ave.
Funeral Services will be held at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Dan Budgick and Dr. Ed Nelson officiating. Burial will take place in Greenville, SC.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Desert Foothills Baptist Church, P.O.Box 68916, Tucson, AZ 85737 for the Grinnell Family toward medical and funeral expenses.
Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave at Magee.
JOHNSON III, Frank Edgar, 52, died April 6, 2001. Son of Louise M. Johnson; brother of Christia L. (Tom) Gibbons. Preceded in death by his brother, John J. Johnson; and father, Frank E. Johnson, Jr. No services will be held. Arrangements by BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.
Patricia Ann Jordan
Entered this world on December 10, 1938 and entered into Eternal Peace on April 6, 2001 after a long and valiant fight against emphysema. Her father, Charles Trammell precedes her in death. Her mother Bertha Trammell; brother, Joseph Trammell; sister, Josephine Noe and her son, Charles Michael Jordan, daughter-in-law, Dawn Jordan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, survive her. Pat was born and raised in Alabama where she lived on a farm for most of her childhood. She attended Troy State University in Alabama and received her Bachelor’s degree in Education. Pat taught second grade in the public school system for a number of years before having to retire due to illness. Pat has been burdened with her chronic lung disease since her earliest memories, which kept her from pursuing many of the things she desired in life. Moving to Tucson in 1970 because of her health, Pat made many life long friends during the 20+ years she was a patient at the Outpatient Chest Clinic at Tucson Medical Center. She was especially grateful to the Physical Therapists at the Chest Clinic for all of their kindness and support over the years. In Pat’s struggles with her disease she always maintained the highest standards for herself, tried to live her life right and kept fighting until the very end.
She has touched our souls and will be in our hearts for all eternity.
Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Road. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY CHAPEL.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association of Arizona, 2819 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716.
RUTLEDGE, Paul E., Sr., ”Mr. Paul”, 75, of Tucson, died in the line of duty as a school crossing guard, on April 4, 2001. Father of Caroline Rutledge and Paul D. Rutledge, both of MD., Joseph D. Rutledge of WA and Paul E. Rutledge, Jr., of Tucson. 2 grandchildren also survive. Friends may call Tuesday, April 10, 2001 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL. Funeral Service is Wednesday, April 11 at 10:00 a.m. with a Veterans Military Service at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3435 N. 1st Ave. (888-1111). Burial will be in the Veteran’s National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ.
Ina Fae Sanders
age 83, of Tucson, passed away April 5, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband, Autie A. Sanders and survived by son, J. Kenneth Sanders; and grandchildren, John Kenneth, Jr., Jeffrey Neil, Brian Charles, Riley Scott, and Julia Fae. She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church for over 60 years and well known in her church community as well as her husband’s railroad circles. She was the daughter of Pearl and John Davis and her family extends throughout the southwest. Friends may call at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel, on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 from noon until service begins at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Ron Hart Officiating. Interment South Lawn Cemetery.
STEIN, Leonard, (Col. Retired U.S. Army), 78 of Tucson, died April 7, 2001. Chapel service, Tuesday, April 10, 2001, 2:00 p.m. EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile. Full Obituary notice to follow Tuesday.
Bernadette M. Thompson
40, of Tucson, AZ, passed away April 4, 2001. Preceded in death by her parents, Artemisa ”Micha” and Gilbert C. Mariscal. Survived by husband, Jerry and son David ”Mijo”; stepson, Jerry Jr.; and stepdaughter, Tamara; and sisters, Silva, Mary (Angel), Margaret, Deborah (Jesse), Deanna (Dany) and Denise (Alex); brothers, Gilbert Jr. (Lori), Richard (Lorraine), Danny (Lourdes), and David. Also survived by grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many loving friends. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2001 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at MARTINEZ FUNERAL CHAPELS, 2580 S. 6th Avenue, (South Tucson), with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Ambrose Church, 300 S. Tucson Blvd. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Bernadette was a graduate of Tucson High School in 1978. She was greatly respected in the legal community, as well as the Family Business (MICHA’S RESTAURANT) and will be deeply missed by all who know her. Many thanks to the St. Ambrose Parish, especially Fr. Abran Tadeo and Miguel Martinez, Cheryl Jarillo and all of the community for their prayers and support through this ordeal. We would also like to thank the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital (CCU) for making her comfortable in her last days. The family would like to let their faithful cusotmers know that, in honor of Bernadette, Micha’s Restaurant will be closing Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and all day Wednesday. Arrangements made by MARTINEZ FUNERAL CHAPELS.
YANEZ, Rosa S., 80, of Tucson, passed away April 4, 2001. Survived by husband, Alex C. Yanez; daughter, Alicia Y. (Ross) Newton of Las Vegas, NV; sons, Alex (Dale) Yanez Jr. of Scottsdale and Johnny (Olivia) Yanez of Tucson; brother, Manny Salcido of Tucson; also survived by one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 9, 2001 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY (North Chapel), 204 S. Stone Ave. with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Church, 602 W. Ajo Way. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY.